Lukie wrote:IMO Komes, a hefty, sumptuous 9% Baltic Porter, is really great value at $3.65 for 500ml currently.
Interesting you bring this up. Being an anal accountant I keep track of my "inventory" in a spreadsheet. One of the data points is a calculation of cost/ml of alcohol (i.e. a $5 10% beer is "cheaper" than a $5 6% beer - also accounts for size of can-bottle).
Based on what I have in the house, average cost per ml of alcohol:
Average untappd score:
Yesterday I made a Friday afternoon/vacation/countryside trip to 4 Whitby breweries* (Town, Little Beasts, 5 Paddles, and Brock St) and bought 24 cans/bottles ... only Brock offered anything anywhere close the $4 mark!!!
Took 3 years into my "beer discovery" but I've now realized - with a few exceptions - its financially foolish to be buying beer from local micro breweries! May have to pull back on my Ontario beer spending.
Albeit not mathematically confirmed, I had a hunch about this for many years now. I'm always keen to discover great high gravity and tasty beers at a lower cost - eg., Aventinus, Unibrou, Sinha, Chimay etc. and now Komes. I don't mind spending $20/bottle of beer for a single session of discovery, but my go to has invariably been these tasty, great value beers that are in no shape or form any worse than the luxury brands.